Biographical sketches

Mariam Alkazemi is a Carnegie fellow at the University of North Carolina (USA) on leave from Gulf University for Science and Technology (KUWAIT). Her research focuses on the role of media on public opinion formation as it relates to politics and religion as well as the Arab media.

Valerie Belair-Gagnon is Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota (USA). Her research focuses on the sociology of news production, emerging media and innovation, and audience engagement. She is the author of Social Media at BBC News (Routledge, 2015).

Carlos A. Cortés-Martínez is a doctoral candidate at University of Missouri School of Journalism (USA). His research focuses on media sociology, news storytelling, comparative critical studies, and the possibilities journalism offers to improve democracies.

Stephanie Craft is Associate Professor of Journalism, the Institute of Communications Research and an affiliate of the Cline Center for Advanced Social Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA). Her research addresses press practices and performance, journalism ethics and news media literacy.

Paul D’Angelo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The College of New Jersey (USA). He is the co-editor of Doing Framing Analysis: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge, 2010) and editor of Doing News Framing Analysis II: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge, 2017).

Cherian George is Professor of Media Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (CHINA). He researches media and politics, including freedom of expression and hate propaganda. His monographs include Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy (MIT Press, 2016).

Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. is Senior Lecturer of Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University (UK). He was formerly Assistant Professor of journalism and digital media studies at Florida International University in Miami. His research focuses on news geography, coverage of crime and race, and cultural meanings of news.

Thomas Hanitzsch is Professor of Communication at LMU Munich (GERMANY). A former journalist, his research focuses on global journalism cultures, media trust and comparative methodology. He was Editor-in-Chief of Communication Theory (2011–2015), and has co-edited The Handbook of Journalism Studies (Routledge, 2009) and The Handbook of Comparative Communication Research (Routledge, 2012).

Folker Hanusch is Professor of Journalism in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna (AUSTRIA), as well as Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology (AUSTRALIA). He is also Editor-in-Chief of Journalism Studies. His research focuses on comparative journalism studies, digital transformations in journalism, lifestyle journalism and Indigenous journalism.

Frank Harbers works as an assistant professor at the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen (NETHERLANDS). With a PhD (2014) focused on the historical development of European newspapers, he now focuses on current developments and innovative initiatives, particularly journalistic start-ups, in the journalistic field and has published several articles on this subject.

François Heinderyckx is Professor and Dean at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (BELGIUM) where he specializes in media sociology and political communication. He is a former president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and of the International Communication Association (ICA) of which he is also a Fellow. He is co-editor (with Tim P. Vos) of Gatekeeping in Transition (Routledge, 2015).

Beverly Horvit is Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the University of Missouri School of Journalism (USA) and Executive Director of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national (USA) honor society for journalism and mass communication. Her research focuses on international communication, and media and foreign policy.

Kari Karppinen is a lecturer and researcher in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Helsinki (FINLAND). He’s authored Rethinking Media Pluralism (Fordham University Press, 2013) and a number of articles on media freedom and pluralism, media policy, and theories of democracy and the public sphere.

Kimberly Kelling is a doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri School of Journalism (USA). Her research focuses on media sociology, organizational communication, and media ethics. She has published on journalistic discourse, boundary work, and peace journalism.

Carolyn Kitch is Professor of Journalism at Temple University (USA). She has published four books: The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media (North Carolina, 2001); Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines (North Carolina, 2005); Journalism in a Culture of Grief, co-authored with Janice Hume (Routledge, 2008); and Pennsylvania in Public Memory (Penn State, 2012).

Wilson Lowrey is a Professor in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama (USA). He is co-editor of Changing the News (Routledge, 2011) and co-author of Media Management (Routledge, 2015). His research focuses on the sociology of media production from institutional, professional and organizational perspectives.

Brian McNair (AUSTRALIA) is the author of many books and essays on journalism, including Fake News (Routledge, 2018), Introduction to Political Communication (6th edition, Routledge, 2017), and Communication and Political Crisis (Peter Lang, 2016)

Anthony Mills is a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna (AUSTRIA), and the Vienna correspondent of international news broadcaster France 24. He is a former CNN correspondent in Beirut, and former deputy director of the global press freedom organization. His research focuses on the impact of state surveillance on journalism in Western democracies, in the context of the governance of press freedom.

Cristina Mislán is an assistant professor of journalism studies at the Missouri School of Journalism (USA). Mislán’s research draws on critical/cultural and transnational studies to study the role race, class, and gender play in shaping alternative news media. She also examines the role media activism has historically played in social movements.

John Nerone is professor emeritus of communications research at the University of Illinois (USA). He is the author of Violence against the Press (1994), the editor and coauthor of Last Rights: Revisiting Four Theories of the Press (1995), the coauthor with Kevin Barnhurst of The Form of News: A History (2001), and the author of The Media and Public Life: A History (2015).

An Nguyen is Associate Professor of Journalism at Bournemouth University (UK). His work includes three books, four special journal issues and about 40 papers (journal articles, book chapters and industry reports) across several areas: online journalism, digital news consumption, citizen journalism, science journalism, data and statistics in the news, and global developments in the media.

Henrik Örnebring is Professor of Media and Communication at Karlstad University (SWEDEN). He has published widely on journalism studies, media history, and media convergence. His most recent book is Newsworkers: A Comparative European Perspective (Bloomsbury, 2016), and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Angela Phillips is a Professor of Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK). She is the co-author of Misunderstanding News Audiences: Seven Myths of the Social Media Era (Routledge); Journalism in Context (Routledge) and co-author of Changing Journalism (Routledge). She previously worked as a journalist in print, broadcast and online.

Robert G. Picard is Senior Research Fellow and Professor at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford (UK), a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale University Law School (USA), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the author and editor of 32 books including Handbook of the Economics of the Media and The Economics and Financing of Media Companies.

Patrick Lee Plaisance is the Don W. Davis Professor in Ethics at the Bellisario College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University (USA). He is editor of the Journal of Media Ethics and author of Media Ethics: Key Principles for Responsible Practice (SAGE, 2014, 2nd edn.), and Virtue in Media: The Moral Psychology of Excellence in News and Public Relations (2014).

Alina Rafikova, a Fulbright grantee, is a graduate of the Global Strategic Communication master’s program in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (USA). Her research deals with place branding and intercultural relations.

Matthias Revers is a Lecturer at the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds (UK). His research deals with journalistic professionalism, political public spheres, and political polarization. He is the author of Contemporary Journalism in the US and Germany (Palgrave US, 2017).

Katharine Sarikakis is Professor of Media Governance and Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and Media Governance at the University of Vienna (AUSTRIA). She is the author of books and articles on dimensions of governance in the media, including the role of institutions and principles in areas such as journalism and freedom of expression, copyright, privacy and European integration. Her work can be found here

Salvatore Scifo is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Social Media, Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University (UK). His research focuses on British and European community media history, policy and practice, as well as the use of social media in crises.

Annika Sehl is Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford (UK). Her research interests include journalism, and comparative research. She has authored or coauthored several studies on audience participation in journalism, published as books or journal articles. More recently, her work has focused on public service media and digital transformation in Europe.

Donna Shaw is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism and Professional Writing at The College of New Jersey (USA). Previously, she was an editor for WebMD and a reporter for several news publications, most recently The Philadelphia Inquirer. She is co-author of An Act of Man (Rutgers University Press, 2017).

Jane B. Singer is Professor of Journalism Innovation at City, University of London (UK), where she also serves as research lead for the Department of Journalism. Co-author of Participatory Journalism (2011) and Online Journalism Ethics (2007), her research explores digital journalism, including changing roles, perceptions, norms, and practices.

Edson C. Tandoc Jr. is an Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University (SINGAPORE). His research focuses on the sociology of message construction in the context of news and social media.

Ryan J. Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies at the University of Missouri School of Journalism (USA). His research addresses journalism amid processes of change, with particular attention to metajournalistic discourse regarding these changes and their impact on journalists’ abilities to fulfill their normative obligations.

Tim P. Vos is Chair and Associate Professor of Journalism Studies at the University of Missouri School of Journalism (USA). He is co-author (with Pamela Shoemaker) of Gatekeeping Theory (Routledge, 2009) and co-editor (with François Heinderyckx) of Gatekeeping in Transition (Routledge, 2015). His research spans media sociology, history, and policy.

Wayne Wanta is a Research Foundation Professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of Florida (USA). He is internationally known for his research in political communication and media effects, with eight books and 200 refereed publications and convention papers. He has lectured and delivered research presentations in more than 50 countries.

Stephen J. A. Ward is Distinguished Lecturer on Ethics for the University of British Columbia (UBC) (CANADA). A former war reporter, he is founding director of the Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, and co-founder of the UBC School of Journalism. He is author of the award-winning books Radical Media Ethics (2015) and The Invention of Journalism Ethics (2015, 2nd ed). His research is on the ethics of global, digital media.

Tamara Witschge is associate professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen, Faculty of Arts (NETHERLANDS). Her research explores changes in journalism and other cultural industries, with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. She is co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Digital Journalism (2016).

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